Originally, the Shaw area was part of the common fields of the village of St. Louis in the 18th century. Then it was called Prairie des Noyers, which is French for "Meadow of the Walnut Trees."
Beginning in the early 1800s, Henry Shaw invested heavily in the area, and the neighborhood now bears his name. Many of the houses in Shaw and surrounding neighborhoods were built in the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. The first Imo's Pizza was located at the corner Thurman and Shaw Avenue and still functions as a bakery for the Roma Bakery Company and provides the famous thin crusts for area Imo's restaurants.
- Thurman Grill and Provisions is located at Thurman and Shenandoah. They serve a wide variety of food with BBQ on the weekends and Sunday brunch. They also feature a fine selection of beer, wine, and spirits.
- David's Design Salon is located at 2233 S. Grand.
- Sasha's on Shaw is located at 4069 Shaw.
- Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association - meets at 7pm on the first Monday of the month in the basement of St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church (located at 39th St. and Flad Ave)
- St. Margaret Housing Corporation
- BicycleWorks is a community bike shop that deals specifically with recycled bicycles, and runs programs for local youth.
- The Convenant House
- Shaw Neighborhood Garden Club
References and External Links
The relative location of the Shaw neighborhood: <googlemap lat="38.612751" lon="-90.248511" zoom="14" width="700" controls="large">38.612751, -90.248511, Shaw, St. Louis, MO, USA</googlemap>